Book Review: Iconic Spirits by Mark Spivak

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Book Review: Iconic Spirits by Mark Spivak

ICONIC SPIRITS An Intoxicating History By: Mark Spivak Published: November 6, 2012 **** From the epidemic of gin consumption that almost brought down the British empire, to Gaspare Campari toiling away in his workshop to infuse sixty herbs, spices, barks, and fruit peels into a mixture of alcohol and distilled water, to Sidney Frank waking…

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A Little Monday Inspiration

Do not fear going forward slowly: fear only to stand still. Chinese Proverb I’ve been frustrated with the slow movement of the scale.  I feel like I’ve been eating better and running harder and yet the scale isn’t moving.  This quote spoke to me this morning and maybe it will help you too. Keep moving…

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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy of Ann Voskamp of www.aholyexperience.com Continuing my count of one thousand gifts, numbering each one. 20. Finding a new Pandora station to love- Piano music by Yiruma 21. Hearing Canon in D with ocean sounds 22. Lunch with a friend 23. Panera’s Broccoli Cheese Soup 24. Beauty of an Amaryllis on a dreary…

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Book Review: Saving Each Other by Victoria Jackson and Ali Guthy

SAVING EACH OTHER A Mystery Illness A Search for a Cure A Mother Daughter Love Story By Victoria Jackson and Ali Guthy Published:  October 16, 2012 **** On the surface, Victoria Jackson is the American Dream personified: from a troubled childhood and unfinished high school education she overcame immeasurable odds to create a cosmetics empire…

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Apothederm Winner

The winner of the Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment is………………………………….. True Random Number GeneratorMin: Max: Result:1Powered by RANDOM.ORG KIM L. I will send you an email and you will have 48 hours to contact me otherwise I will choose a new winner.  Thanks to all for entering!

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A Little Monday Inspiration

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.  Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Dale Carnegie, author and lecturer What are you afraid to do? Is there a goal you are hesitant to work on?  Sitting at home or work…

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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy of Ann Voskamp at www.aholyexperience.com Continuing my count of One Thousand Gifts, numbering each one. 1000 Gifts 16. Warm blackberry cobbler with ice cream 17. Ending the day with a glass of red wine 18. Forgotten money arriving in the mail 19. Getting dressed up for a night out

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Scenes From Our Weeks

I haven’t posted any photos of our life in awhile…putting them mainly on Facebook or Instagram (which you can see my feed below on the right).  So, here are some snippets from our life over the last couple months. Bennett had one of the lead roles in their annual musical at school, playing Mr. Crabby.…

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